Many of us go gaga over a new piece of technology, be it a smartphone or a laptop or a camera. Some are even capable of having heated discussions while defending their favorite gadgets. These tech toys give some the adrenaline rush and they can spend hours talking about their features. While the gadgets that boast of a slew of features generally do not come into our possession without shelling a hefty sum from our pockets, some of them are more expensive than the others. And when I say expensive, I mean they are really, really costly. Have a look at some of the most expensive gadgets in the world.
1. IPhone 5 Black Diamond
This stunning smartphone studded with more than 600 diamonds costs a whopping $15 million!!! The highpoint of this black-and-gold iPhone 5 is the single, perfect black deep-cut diamond that has swapped the home button. It took almost 10 weeks to build the chassis with solid gold and adorn it with 600 diamonds. This masterpiece has been completely crafted by hand. It has about 135 grams of 24-carat gold and a sapphire glass set in the screen. The back has the Apple logo showing off 53 flawless diamonds. Made by Liverpool based businessman Stuart Hughes, who has earlier built a diamond iPhone 4, Platinum MacBook Air and Gold iPad 2, this stunning device was ordered by a Chinese businessman. While it definitely is fancy, I am not quite sure how many tech junkies can afford it.
2. Camael Diamonds iPad
While the exquisite Black Diamond seems like a distant dream, here is something that may well be within the reach of a few people. This iPad is designed with 18-carat gold and has 300 shining diamonds on its back. The home button in the front and Apple logo on the back, are made using black diamonds. Designed by Camael London, it is priced at $1.2 million. The world’s most expensive iPad, this jewel-encrusted device is surely a status symbol for those who are not contented with the pale and ordinary looking iPad.
3. MacBook Air Supreme Platinum Edition
The prices of the last two gadgets may have run into millions, there are some devices that are priced well below a million. Crafted by the man behind iPhone 5 Black Diamond, Stuart Hughes, the MacBook Air Supreme Platinum Edition uses seven kilograms of platinum and costs $500,000. Though the Mac is not embedded with sapphire or diamonds, yet it is extravagant and beautiful. With only five units in existence, this exquisite and luxurious work of art is subtle yet elegant.
4. Sony PlayStation 3 Supreme
This is the world’s most expensive PS3 created over a period of three months. A limited edition, with only three pieces available, it uses 1,600 grams of 22-carat solid gold. The luxury gaming console has a diamond-studded disc-loading slot, festooned with a total of 58 impeccable diamonds. A sensation in the gaming industry, exuberating with glitter, the console is priced at $331,500 and is a keepsake for the gaming elite.
5. Steinway Lyngdorf Model LS Concert Speakers
The speakers have been devised and manufactured in Denmark using panels hand-finished to perfection in Hamburg, Germany, by Steinway & Sons, maker of the world’s finest pianos since 1853. Combining technical design and exquisite looks, each speaker has sleek piano-black sidepieces and 24-carat gold accents around all eight AMT tweeters. Each AMT tweeter has an ultra-thin folded diaphragm and has the advantages of a dome tweeter with those of a ribbon tweeter to achieve high power handling and detailed, accurate sound reproduction. Priced at $250,00, the speakers are a must in the collection of any audiophile.
6.Diamond BlackBerry Amosu Curva
One of the most costly BlackBerry, it has been designed YAlexander Amosu. Made of 18-carat solid gold, it is crusted with almost 5,000 shining cut diamonds. Built in two weeks, this cell phone comes with a device personalization with the buyer’s name, as well as 24-hour global concierge service covering almost 50 cities. The buyer can also request for the battery to be engraved with his name. With a price tag of $240, 00, there are only three units of the limited edition BlackBerry. Crafted for a privileged few, it offers the ultimate experience.
While these gadgets may be very expensive, they surely are a status symbol that can be flaunted around!!